Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

This collection of essays explores the play's reception in numerous countries, as diverse as The Congo and Australia, Argentina and Japan.

Author: Erin B. Mee

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199586196

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 492

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Sophocles' Antigone has been staged all over the world, and many of these productions have reconceived and remade the play to address local issues and concerns. This collection of essays explores the play's reception in numerous countries, as diverse as The Congo and Australia, Argentina and Japan.
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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

However, Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage is the first book to analyse what has happened to a single play as it has been mobilized around the world. This book comes at a time of overwhelming international interest both in the ...

Author: Erin B. Mee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191618116

Category: Literary Collections

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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage is the first book to analyse what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and the first to focus specifically on Antigone in performance. The essays, by an international gathering of noted scholars from a wide range of disciplines, highlight the numerous ways in which social, political, historical, and cultural contexts transform the material, how artists and audiences in diverse societies including Argentina, The Congo, Finland, Haiti, India, Japan, and the United States interact with it, and the variety of issues it has been used to address.
Categories: Literary Collections

Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989

Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989

Hall, Edith (2011), 'Antigone and the internationalization of theatre in antiquity', in Erin Mee and Helene Foley (eds), Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage, 51–63. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Honig, Bonnie (2013) Antigone ...

Author: Justine McConnell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472579409

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 explores the diverse ways that contemporary world fiction has engaged with ancient Greek myth. Whether as a framing device, or a filter, or via resonances and parallels, Greek myth has proven fruitful for many writers of fiction since the end of the Cold War. This volume examines the varied ways that writers from around the world have turned to classical antiquity to articulate their own contemporary concerns. Featuring contributions by an international group of scholars from a number of disciplines, the volume offers a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to contemporary literature from around the world. Analysing a range of significant authors and works, not usually brought together in one place, the book introduces readers to some less-familiar fiction, while demonstrating the central place that classical literature can claim in the global literary curriculum of the third millennium. The modern fiction covered is as varied as the acclaimed North American television series The Wire, contemporary Arab fiction, the Japanese novels of Haruki Murakami and the works of New Zealand's foremost Maori writer, Witi Ihimaera.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy

Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy

In E. B. Mee and H. P. Foley (eds), Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 171–83. Goldhill, S. (2007) How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today. Chicago: University of Chicago Press ...

Author: George Rodosthenous

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591555

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy: Auteurship and Directorial Visions provides a wide-ranging analysis of the role of the director in shaping adaptations for the stage today. Through its focus on a wide range of international productions by Katie Mitchell, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Peter Sellars, Jan Fabre, Ariane Mnouchkine, Tadashi Suzuki, Yukio Ninagawa, Andrei Serban, Nikos Charalambous, Bryan Doerries and Richard Schechner, among others, it offers readers a detailed study of the ways directors have responded to the original texts, refashioning them for different audiences, contexts and purposes. As such the volume will appeal to readers of theatre and performance studies, classics and adaptation studies, directors and theatre practitioners, and anyone who has ever wondered 'why they did it like that' when watching a stage production of an ancient Greek play. The volume Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy is divided in three sections: the first section - Global Perspectives - considers the work of a range of major directors from around the world who have provided new readings of Greek Tragedy: Peter Sellars and Athol Fugard in the US, Katie Mitchell in the UK, Theodoros Terzopoulos in Greece and Tadashi Suzuki and Yukio Ninagawa in Japan. Their work on a wide range of plays is analysed, including Electra, Oedipus the King, The Persians, Iphigenia at Aulis, and Ajax. Parts Two and Three – Directing as Dialogue with the Community and Directorial Re-Visions - focus on a range of productions of key plays from the repertoire, including Prometheus Landscape II, Les Atrides, The Trojan Women, The Bacchae, Antigone and The Suppliants, among others. In each, the varying approaches of different directors are analysed, together with a detailed investigation of the mise-en-scene. In considering each stage production, the authors raise issues of authenticity, contemporary resonances, translation, directorial control/auteurship and adaptation.
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Occupy Antigone

Occupy Antigone

This publication is hence located between – and inspired by – specialized anthologies such as Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism9 and Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage 10 These publications reveal a ...

Author: Katharina Pewny

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783823379553

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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This anthology provides some of today's most relevant views on Sophocles' classic and its many interpretations from an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural perspective. It critically investigates the work of artists and theoreticians who have occupied Antigone ever since she appeared onstage in antiquity, dealing with questions of the relationship between performance and philosophy and of how Antigone can be appropriated to criticize reigning discourses. Occupy Antigone makes an original contribution to the vibrant life the mythical figure enjoys in contemporary performance practice and theory.
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A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama

A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama

Remains one of the standard studies dealing with the stereotypical representation of Eastern culture in the Western world. Selaiha, Nehad. 2011. “Antigone in Egypt.” In Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage, edited by Erin Mee and ...

Author: Betine van Zyl Smit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118347751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 619

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A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama offers a series of original essays that represent a comprehensive overview of the global reception of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the present day. Represents the first volume to offer a complete overview of the reception of ancient drama from antiquity to the present Covers the translation, transmission, performance, production, and adaptation of Greek tragedy from the time the plays were first created in ancient Athens through the 21st century Features overviews of the history of the reception of Greek drama in most countries of the world Includes chapters covering the reception of Greek drama in modern opera and film
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cultural Memory in Seamus Heaney s Late Work

Cultural Memory in Seamus Heaney   s Late Work

Edith Hall, 'Antigone and the Internationalization of Theatre in Antiquity,' Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage, ed. Erin B. Mee and Helene P. Foley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), 57. About 609 productions of Antigone ...

Author: Joanne Piavanini

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030469276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Cultural Memory in Seamus Heaney’s Late Work considers the ways that memory functions in Heaney’s poetry. Joanne Piavanini argues that the shaping of collective memory is one of Heaney’s major contributions as a poet. Locating Heaney in a transnational literary sphere, this book argues that his late work isdefined by a type of cosmopolitanism openness: the work moves beyond national identity to explore multiple allegiances and identifications. Moreover, Piavanini demonstrates that memory is a helpful lens to look at Heaney’s late work, in particular, because of the interplay of past, present and future in these works: in the construction of a collective memory of the Troubles; in the use of the elegy to commemorate the passing of important contemporary poets; in his writing on events with transnational significance, such as 9/11; in the slippages between past and present in poems about his family; and through the literary afterlives of texts—specifically, his appropriation of canonical classical texts. Drawing on approaches and concepts from memory studies, Piavanini considers Heaney’s late work to develop an analysis of poetry as a vehicle of memory.
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Portrayals of Antigone in Portugal

Portrayals of Antigone in Portugal

... engulfed in different crisis of values and ideological conflicts, and marked also by a slow and difficult acknowledgement of women's role in society, the myth of Antigone did find an ideal stage for development in Portugal.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004340060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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Portrayals of Antigone in Portugal offers an analysis of nine 20th and 21st century Portuguese literary and cinematic versions of this Theban myth.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Looking at Antigone

Looking at Antigone

Mee, E.B. and Foley H.P. (eds), Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage, Oxford, 2011. Meiggs, R., Trees and Timber in the Ancient Mediterranean World, Oxford, 1982. Minadeo, R.W., 'Characterization and Theme in the Antigone', ...

Author: David Stuttard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350017122

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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Antigone is one of the most influential and thought-provoking of all Greek tragedies. Set in a newly victorious society, where possibilities seem boundless and mankind can overcome all boundaries except death, the action is focussed through the prism of Creon, a remarkable anti-hero – a politician who, in crisis, makes a reckless decision, whose pride (or insecurity) prevents him from backing down until it is too late, and who thereby ends up losing everything. Not just the story of a girl who confronts the state, Antigone is an exploration of inherent human conflicts – between men and women, young and old, power and powerlessness, civil law and the 'unwritten laws' of nature. Lauded in Antiquity, it has influenced drama and philosophy throughout history into the modern age. With an introduction discussing the nature of the community for which Antigone was written, this collection of essays by 12 leading academics from across the world draws together many of the themes explored in Antigone, from Sophocles' use of mythology, his contemporaries' reactions and later reception, to questions of religion and ritual, family life and incest, ecology and the environment. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's performer-friendly, accurate and easily accessible English translation.
Categories: Drama

Hypertheatre

Hypertheatre

Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy Olga Kekis ... Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora. ... In: Mee, E.B. & H.P. Foley (eds), Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage.

Author: Olga Kekis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351253963

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Hypertheatre: Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy investigates the adaptation of classical drama for the contemporary stage and explores its role as an active, polemical form of theatre which addresses present-day issues. The book’s premise is that by breaking drama into constituent parts, revising, reinterpreting and rewriting to create a new, culturally and politically relevant construct, the process of adaptation creates a 'hyperplay', newly repurposed for the contemporary world. This process is explored through a diverse collection of postmodern adaptations of Antigone, Medea, and The Trojan Women, analysing their adaptive strategies and the evidence of how these remakings reflect the cultures of which they are a part. Central to this study is the idea that each of these adaptations becomes an entirely new play, redefining its central female figures and invoking reconfigurations of femininity which emphasise individual women’s strengths and female solidarity. Written for scholars of Theatre, Adaptation, Performance Studies, and Literature, Hypertheatre places the Greek classics firmly within a contemporary feminist discourse.
Categories: Performing Arts